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Reviving Ophelia (2010)

TV-14 | | Drama | TV Movie 11 October 2010
The difficulties two sisters face raising their teenage daughters

Director:

Bobby Roth

Writers:

Teena Booth (teleplay), Mary Pipher (book)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jane Kaczmarek ... Marie
Rebecca Williams Rebecca Williams ... Elizabeth Jones
Nick Thurston ... Mark Stenwyck
Carleigh Beverly ... Kelli Dunley
Peter Outerbridge ... Walter
Kim Dickens ... Le Anne
Joe Dinicol ... Cody
Jordan Hudyma ... Austin
Lola Tash ... Vicky
Rebekah Miskin ... Lainie
Shanice Banton ... Amy
Deborah Grover ... Principal Miller (as Deb Grover)
Kim Roberts ... Lindsay
Andrew Moodie ... Mr. Marshall
Jamie Johnston ... Ty Benchley
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Storyline

Marie Jones and Le Ann Dunley are sisters that leaned on one another through their life challenges. Marie is married and Le Anne is a single mother. Marie and husband Walter raise a seventeen year old daughter named Elizabeth, who has a picture perfect life with a seemingly equally wonderful boyfriend named Mark. Le Ann raises her sixteen year old daughter named Kelli and finds it tough to relate to the pressures her daughter is facing with boys, friends, and school. Meanwhile, Mark and Elizabeth are getting along well, and starting to have a perfect life. The relationship turns stormy however, Mark is dominating her by calling her continuously and not allowing her to talk to other men. One night she is hospitalized, but denies that Mark has put her there. Kelli begins to get suspicious about the bruises that Elizabeth has sustained. Elizabeth's parents try to intervene in the relationship but it doesn't do any good. Finally, Elizabeth cannot take the abuse anymore so she decides to ... Written by Anonymous

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Drama

Certificate:

TV-14

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Official Sites:

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Country:

Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

11 October 2010 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Buđenje Ofelije See more »

Filming Locations:

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Goofs

Elizabeth's hair changes length from scene to scene. It also changes from dark brown to light brown & back again as the film progresses. See more »

Quotes

Elizabeth: [opens the door] Kelli's lying, okay? She hates Mark.
[throws bag to the right of the door]
Marie: How long are you gonna keep denying it?
Elizabeth: I-I fell - I tripped over the curb-I
[Marie grabs her from behind]
Marie: [hysterical, emotional] You look in the mirror!
Elizabeth: [mutters] Or what?
Marie: Tell me you did that to your face by falling!
[pushes past her]
Elizabeth: Mom - where -
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Raises good awareness
17 January 2015 | by hannahsmith-215-244458See all my reviews

Reviving Ophelia is a great movie for older teenage girls. A little over-dramatic (okay, way over-dramatic) and terrible acting, but raises good awareness about abusive relationships. Sometimes we don't know someone's crazy until it's too late.

I wish I had known the things this movie teaches before I had started dating. It's also important for parents to know how to handle the situation. Because it's true. If you push back on your child who is in an abusive relationship, they will only hide things from you and stay with the abuser.

For younger teenagers, there are small parts you might want to skip. No significant nudity is shown, but a mom walks in on her daughter giving a random guy from her English class oral sex. She doesn't get away with it and learns, so some parents might not mind.


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